Elstree Skip Hire
If you are looking for reasonably priced skip hire in Elstree, you are definitely in the best place. We work with a network of local and national skip hire and recycling companies to offer a reliable and efficient service to both household and business customers.
We provide an extensive variety of skip sizes suitable for all of your waste removal requirements. From the small mini skip up to the 16 cubic yard container, not to mention our collection of industrial roll-on roll-off containers.
We deliver skips throughout Elstree and the nearby towns and villages. If you are ordering a skip positioned on your private property (like a driveway), we can normally arrange delivery within 24 hours. Skips that will be dropped on the highway take a little longer, as we will need to order a skip permit from your local council.
With a simple online booking system, you can order your skip within just a few clicks and get it delivered anywhere in Elstree.
For additional information about hiring a skip and the service we provide, we have answered several of the FAQs below. Can’t find what you are looking for? Get in touch with a member of our team who will be happy to help.
Elstree Skip Hire FAQs
Do I need to be in when the skip is going to be delivered?
You don’t need to be home when the skip is going to be delivered, but it does help. Being there when the skip is being delivered means that you can make sure the lorry can be given complete access and that your skip will be placed exactly where you need it. Similarly, if your skip is delivered to your business premises, we will appreciate your support at the time of delivery, particularly if gates restrict the lorry’s entry.
Even so, when you can’t be available during the time of delivery, there is no need to worry. We just ask that you let us know when you book your order, and then we will arrange things from there.
If I would like a skip on the road in Elstree, will I need to have a permit?
Ideally, you want to have the skip dropped on to a hard surface. For anyone who is doing a household project, then the drive is going to be perfect. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the way to go. However, if neither option is available, the road or grass verge could be your only choice. As this is public property, you must get a permit from the local authority. This is known as a skip permit, and will be required for a skip to be dropped on the road, grass verge or other public property in Elstree. If this is required, we will arrange for the permit to be granted for you. An additional charge, paid to the local authority, will be added to the cost of your skip.
Am I able to throw away electrical items in my skip?
Electrical objects like televisions, freezers, fridges, computer systems, monitors and tumble dryers are all classed as a hazardous waste and so can not be thrown in your skip with other waste. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electronic items have to be segregated from other waste. This ensures that they can be recycled and disposed of in the safest and most eco friendly manner.
Will a skip hire company from Elstree deliver my skip?
As we offer a national waste management service, we use an extensive network of approved companies. These can vary from small local skip hire companies to nationwide waste management service providers. Each of our service providers are vetted to ensure they match our high customer service and environmental expectations.
Will you deliver skips across Hertfordshire?
Certainly, we offer a national skip hire and waste management service. We can supply our range of skip sizes to areas across Hertfordshire, including Elstree, Royston, Hoddesdon and Letchworth. So regardless of where you require a skip to get delivered, we have got it covered.
Where do you take the waste from my skip?
When your skip is full and ready for collection, it will be taken to a local waste transfer station to be processed. The contents will be sorted into the various waste materials, like timber, metals, paper, etc. This means that the maximum amount of the rubbish as possible can be recycled, which is much better for the environment.
What is the process of hiring a skip in Elstree?
This is the easy part. First, choose the skip size you want to hire. Let us know if the skip shall be going on private property (a driveway, for example) or public property (like the road). After that, choose the day you need your skip to get delivered. Check your order details and then make payment using our safe and secure online payment system. Order complete! We will deliver your chosen skip to Elstree on the date you have selected.
What sort of rubbish can I put in a skip?
You are able to put a wide array of waste in the skip. This includes wood, tile, plastics or concrete from a property clearance. Tree and bush cuttings, dirt and rock from garden jobs are permitted as well. Dated units from your kitchen and old bathroom fixtures can also go in the skip.
There are, however, some things that can’t be put in a skip because of the possible ecological or health risk they may trigger.
You can’t throw in your refrigerator, television or car tyres. Asbestos, paint or chemical waste is also prohibited in the skip. Each of these items incorporate hazardous elements in one kind or another. They need to be discarded separately from your normal waste.
If you want hazardous waste removal, we may be able to organise an independent collection for this material. Please email us for further information. Alternatively, if you are a residential customer, you might be able to take this kind of waste to your local council run recycling facility.
Is it ok to pile up waste in my skip?
No, you can only fill the skip up to the level load mark. Loading rubbish up over this line would make it dangerous to transport, and you could be asked to remove the extra waste before your skip can be collected. This includes using doors, or other materials to increase the height of the skip. Again, this makes transportation of the skip hazardous and it could also make it overweight.
When will my skip be delivered?
If you place your order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally have your skip delivered the following day. In some instances, we can even offer a same-day delivery service. Availability and delivery days will be confirmed when going through the online order process.
What is a roll-on roll-off skip?
A roll-on roll-off container, sometimes known as a RORO, is a massive skip used to dispose of large volumes of rubbish. These bins are mainly for business use but can be used by residential clients as well. However, you should have plenty of space since these skips range between 20 to 40 cubic yards, which are much bigger than the average skip you will likely see on the side of the road.
Due to the size, roro skips should only be hired for light-weight materials such as plastics, wood and paper, and so they are not appropriate for getting rid of concrete and rubble.
What is the cost of skip hire in Elstree?
Our aim is to provide you with the cheapest skip hire service in Elstree. The price you pay will, naturally, depend upon the size of skip that you hire. It varies from the mini skip, which is the cheapest option, all the way up to the 40 yard RORO container. If you wish to have a skip located on the highway or any other council owned property, you will also need to factor in the added price of the skip permit.
Will my skip have a drop down door?
Using a skip which has a drop door helps make filling waste into it a lot easier. This is especially true with hefty waste materials like dirt or rubble, which can then be walked into the skip using a wheelbarrow. It may also make throwing away large bulky items like household furniture much easier also.
The majority of skip containers can be provided with a drop down door, however this will sometimes depend on area and availability. Let us know when you make your online order if a drop door is needed, and we will do our absolute best to supply this.
How long am I able to keep the skip for?
You can in most cases have the skip for as long as 2 weeks from your delivery date. You may provide a chosen collection day at the time you make your order. Alternatively, you can let us know when you have loaded the skip, and then we will prepare the collection. Normally, this will be the following working day, although it can occasionally take a bit longer during hectic times.
What is a builders skip?
The builders skip is regarded as the frequent skip that is hired across the country. Coming in either a 6 or 8 yd capacity, the builders skip is perfect for most building and demolition work, which is where the label stems from.
The 8 yard builders skip is the biggest option which you can use for heavy materials such as soil, concrete, rock and rubble.
What size skips can you offer?
Our company offers a complete range of skip capacities to residential and business clients all over the UK. We have a skip to match all requirements – from the modest 2 cubic yard mini skip to the huge 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.
Below are the different sized skips to choose from, with a rough idea of how much rubbish each skip is capable of holding:
- 2 Cubic Yard – 20-30 bin bags
- 4 Cubic Yard – 30-40 bin bags
- 6 Cubic Yard – 50-60 bin bags
- 8 Cubic Yard – 60-80 bin bags
- 10 Cubic Yard – 80-100 bin bags
- 12 Cubic Yard – 100-120 bin bags
- 14 Cubic Yard – 120-140 bin bags
- 16 Cubic Yard – 140-160 bin bags
For more information about our range of skips, including dimensions and the waste materials they can be used for, check out our guide to skip sizes.
What size is a mini skip?
The mini skip is the most compact size offered and may describe either the 2 or 3 yard skip. These compact containers are fantastic for small DIY work and domestic clearances. Their small footprint makes them ideal for driveways.
They can be used to dispose of all types of waste materials, from house furnishings and broken baby toys to paving blocks and concrete. Having a total capacity of about 25-30 bin bags of rubbish, the mini skip could save you having to make several trips to your local recycling centre.
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